Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport

The great baseball writer Bill James grew up as a fan of the Kansas City A’s, a franchise that had a losing record in each of the 13 seasons it spent in Kansas City. Writing their history in 1986, he observed, “Bad organizations will tend to project their weaknesses onto their best players, and ultimately will dwell not on what the player can do, but on what he can’t.” I have always taken that observation to heart in politics: A political party or coalition can only win as a team, and a winning team gets the most out of what people can do while minimizing how much it asks people to do what they can’t. A losing one points fingers at accomplished people for their limitations.

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That is the spirit in which I have long evaluated Mitch McConnell and his critics. On the positive side of the ledger, McConnell is a master tactician of Senate inside baseball.

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